|Plate fixation/transarticular lag screws|
|Return to athletic function|
Dorsal subluxations which are either permanent or cause significant lameness that cannot be managed by other methods, are candidates for arthrodesis of the pastern joint.
Other indications for this technique include primary and secondary degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the pastern (left picture) and simple fractures of the palmar/plantar eminence of the middle phalanx without significant palmar/plantar instability (right picture).
|Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills|
|Some specialized surgical experience|
|Highly experienced and skilled surgeon|
|Basic equipment only|
|Simple surgical and imaging resources|
|Full specialized surgical and imaging resources|